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Geelong Landcare Network update


Bats, Birds and Biodiversity – an evening woodland walk @ Lethbridge
Come along and join us for a fascinating walk and talk about local biodiversity in the Bannockburn / Lethbridge area.


We have bat expert Matthew Gibson and bird expert Guy Dutson who will take us on a guided walk and share insights about the lives of the bats and the birds that live around us on farmland and patches of bush.
• Where: ‘Rocklea’ (A & D Cameron’s farm), Scanlons Road, Lethbridge 
•  When: Tuesday 20th October 6pm – 9pm
•  Light supper provided. 
•  The event is free of cost.
•  RSVP essential to Elissa (contact details below) or Candice Parker 0427 517 014 / email cparker@greeningaustralia.com.au

This event will be hosted by Andrew and Debbie Cameron, the Geelong Landcare Network and Greening Australia.

Serrated Tussock – a stitch in time saves nine!
To prevent Serrated Tussock from going to seed (which it will start to do very soon), we all need to be spraying or chipping it out right now. A bit of time and effort now can save a lot more time and expense down the track. Advice and information is always available to assist landholders with this troublesome weed. Please get in touch. 

Would you like to grow your own trees?
If anyone is interested in growing your own trees, we’d like to hear from you. We are considering starting up a small local program using the community nursery at Barwon Water in Geelong. This nursery is a free service helping local groups to propagate and grow native trees and shrubs for planting back into private properties or local reserves.

Get in touch
If you’re interested in information about landcare issues or activities, please get in touch (contact details below). You’re welcome to drop in to the landcare office at 23 High Street  Inverleigh. There is also a landcare stall at the Bannockburn Farmers Market each month so please drop in and say hello. See also the articles in this newsletter by the Maude & District Landcare Group and the Batesford Fyansford & Stonehaven Landcare Group.

Elissa Ashton-Smith, Facilitator, Geelong Landcare Network
23 High St, Inverleigh, 3321
Ph 0438 525 502
Email: geelonglandcarenetwork@gmail.com

DO YOU KNOW THIS WEED?

This is serrated tussock, a highly noxious weed and a major threat to agriculture

1. Serrated Tussock has fine serrations that can be felt when you run the leaves between your finger and thumb from tip of leaf to base

2. If you roll a leaf of Serrated Tussock between your finger and thumb, it feels cylindrical and rolls smoothly. By contrast many other grasses have folded leaves and do not roll smoothly or feel cylindrical

ACT NOW  before seeding

 Visit    www.serratedtussock.com